Research
Projects & Dissertations

People-Centered Urban Design

Our unit develops innovative approaches in people-centred urban design. We investigate how urban design promotes green and inclusive mobility as part of the multidisciplinary research cluster »Infrastructure – Design – Society«, and we develop tools for co designing sustainable urban mobility as part of the EU funded project UrbanSCOPE. Our publications present first empiric data on street networks and mental health, a new concept for improved pedestrian accessibility at the Frankfurt bookfair, the important and long overlooked role of urban design in promoting young people’s wellbeing, and a smartphone game to co design learning environments.

Completed research projects

Dissertations

Ongoing dissertation projects

Urban Design Strategies to Support Active Travel in Parents with Infants

Gladys Vásquez Fauggier M.Sc.
Thesis supervisor: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Knöll

Restorative Effects of Streets in Densifying Urban Environments

Lanqing Gu M.Arch.
Thesis supervisor: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Knöll

Completed dissertation projects

Measuring Multimodal Accessibility through Urban Spatial Configurations – Case Studies of three cities in the Rhein-Main Agglomeration

Lakshya Pandit M.Tech.
Thesis supervisor: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Knöll

Intermodal Urban Open Spaces – An analysis of inner-city mobility stations in the Rhine-Main region

Dipl.-Ing. Marianne Halblaub Miranda
Thesis supervisor: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Knöll
Second supervisor: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Petra Schäfer, Leiterin der Fachgruppe Neue Mobilität, FRA UAS

Socio-spatial Interaction (SSI): Design strategies to promote integration of elementary school-aged refugees in Berlin

Chen Siqi M.A.
Thesis supervisor: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Knöll

Der Transitraum am Hub Flughafen. Analyse und Auswirkungen der Raumqualität und des Raumcharakters des Umsteigeweges auf das Wohlbefinden des/der Umsteigepassagiers/in.

Dr.-Ing. Lena Reiß
Thesis supervisor: Prof. Dr-Ing. Annette Rudolph-Cleff, Design and Urban Development (EST)
Co-speaker: Jun.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Knöll

Women and the urban sanitation challenge: Tracing an intersectional relationship

Dr.-Ing. Anshika Suri
Thesis supervisor: Prof. Dr-Ing. Annette Rudolph-Cleff, Design and Urban Development (EST)
Co-speaker: Jun.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Knöll

Inhabitants awareness toward conservation of urban heritage area – Case study of Darmo heritage area, Surabaya, Indonsesia

Dr.-Ing. Erika Astuti
Thesis supervisor: Prof. Dr-Ing. Annette Rudolph-Cleff, Design and Urban Development (EST)
Co-speaker: Jun.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Knöll

Pervasive and Persuasive Serious Games

Dr.-Ing. Tim Dutz
at Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Thesis supervisor: Prof. Dr. habil. Ralf Steinmetz, Multimedia Communication Lab (KOM)
Second supervisors: Dr. Stefan Göbel and Jun.-Prof. Dr. Ing. Martin Knöll

European Shopping Centre Architecture – in France and Italy

Dr.-Ing. Christian Seemann
Thesis supervisor and speaker: Prof. Dr-Ing. Annette Rudolph-Cleff, Design and Urban Development (EST)
Second supervisor: Prof. Alex Wall, TH Karlsruhe
Co-speaker: Jun.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Knöll

Aircraft noise-induced annoyance in the vicinity of Cologne/Bonn Airport – The examination of short-term annoyance as well as their major determinants

Dr. phil. Susanne Bartels
at Department of Human Sciences, TU Darmstadt
Thesis supervisor: Prof. Dr. Joachim Vogt, Research group Work and Engineering Psychology
Second supervisor: Prof. Dr. Rainer Höger, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
Member of the examining board: Jun.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Knöll